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>> you have no idea what's going on. >> it would be amazing. there's still a lot of stuff we don't know. it's quite the coincidence that this came down at the same time the asteroid is coming close. they will have to see if it's on the same trajectory that the asteroid is approaching. >> you're scaring me. >> there is a possibility that they are link. we just don't know. it's too early to tell. but we're alive today so we're happy with that. you can see it coming by. but we'll see an interesting close encounter with an asteroid tonight of course made out of rock and metal and that's not something you want hitting the earth. >> i don't think so. >> especially when it's big and traveling that fast. >> 150 yards long or something like that? >> that can make for a bad day. >> that would ruin your day. let's get some sunshine going outside and brighten things up. a good day as we head through. temperatures chilly in spots inland early on today into the 30s in the north bay valleys and toward fairfield. 41 degrees in livermore. 57 though in pacifica. we are seeing some breezy down slope winds there and that's cranking up the temperatures already. high pressure building in
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overhead. those offshore winds are blowing. so with that offshore wind, big temperatures really going to be something else by the afternoon again soaring well into the 60s even into the 70s by the afternoon. average numbers usually in the low to mid-60s. today well above the average about 70 degrees in santa rosa, 73 in san jose and about 69 degrees just beautiful in san francisco. enjoy it, elizabeth. >> i know. looks great. love the weekend. thank you, lawrence. outside right now, it's pretty typical friday morning commute. nothing really big out there really causing any major bubs so here's a live look towards the dublin interchange. westbound 580 that drive time is still about 15 minutes or so coming out of the altamont pass and heading out towards 680 so let's go to our maps. we have an incident, a large truck car carrier one of the cars fell off. now it's blocking that connector ramp to get to the antioch bridge. it's right there in antioch westbound 4 to northbound 160. it sounds like they are
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hopefully going to reopen the ramp. they are working to clear it. they are waiting for tow crews now. so we'll continue to watch it. in the meantime, the main lines of 4 if you are heading towards bay point that's still in the green this morning. we are seeing a lot of green traffic sensors despite overnight roadwork. eastbound 84 heading out of menlo park that's where you'll still find roadwork in lanes until 6:00 this morning. that seems to be the magic hour this morning when a lot of overnight roadwork will be picked up. approaching the waldo tunnel towards the golden gate bridge, so far everything looks good across the deck heading towards san francisco. cupertino ramp closure northbound 280 to southbound 85. back to you guys. the cruise from hell is finally over. carnival cruise lines is now working overtime to fix its
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public relations nightmare. the company estimates the repair plus the cancellation of other cruises over the next three months would reduce company's earnings by at least 8 cents a share. cbs reporter ines ferre with the passengers who are grateful to be back on dry land. >> reporter: passengers celebrated as the ship was towed into port. for many, buses were waiting to carry them to louisiana and texas but the thought of a 7 hour bus drive couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of being back on land. passengers with family and friends waiting for them at the pier had more immediate plans. >> i am hungry and in need of a hot shower. that's all i want is a hot shower. >> reporter: the troubles started sunday when a fire broke out in the engine room. robin burgess saw smoke billowing out of the back of the ship and ran to her cabin to get her daughter. >> we have to get out of here, there's a fire on board. >> reporter: for five days,
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passengers and crew lived in squalid conditions as a lack of running water forced many to use the restroom in red plastic bags. >> we tried to keep each other's spirits high being goofy and having fun while we're board a porta-potty basically. >> reporter: carnival's ceo was here at the port to personally welcome back passengers and apologize. >> we pride ourselves in providing our guests with a great vacation experience. and clearly we failed in this particular case. >> reporter: some were appreciative of the apology. >> i felt like it was sincere. >> reporter: but few seemed eager to take carnival up on their offer of a free cruise. >> absolutely we do not want to go sailing anytime soon. >> reporter: the triumph will now head to a mobile shipyard for an assessment. ines ferre for cbs news, mobile, alabama. >> and passengers were supposed to get a full refund and discounts on future cruises. as for those who decided to take the buses out of mobile, we are learning this morning that one of them ended up stranded on the side of the
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road and one of the passengers called "cbs this morning" saying they had to wait for another bus to rescue them. not catching a break. >> just gets worse. my goodness. okay. 5:06. new this morning a prominent olympic athlete in south africa debenture he murdered his girlfriend -- denies he murdered his girlfriend. he cried as the charges were read in court today. the double amputee known as the blade runner was charged with murder at magistrates court. earlier he was seen leaving jail with a jacket over his head. in a statement a short time ago, oscar pistorius disputed, quote, in the strongest terms that he killed his girlfriend. reeva steenkamp was found shot to death at athlete's home yesterday. five people are in the hospital this morning after a police chase through the streets of san francisco. it ended with a stolen vehicle hitting three other cars downtown. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco this morning with an update. >> reporter: it got wild. of course the streets are quiet
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now, but imagine this all going down at around 10 p.m. here's a look at the scene just a few hours ago. it all started at about quarter after 9:00 last night when someone reported a black town car stolen. that is when police spotted it at market and 8th. a few minutes after that met up with other police cars on the 300 block of eddy street. the police put down some spike strips to try to stop that stolen car. and the car instead drove on to the sidewalk to avoid the spike strip so an officer started shooting at the car. it continued on and ended up here at fifth and mission, hit a taxicab. two other vehicles were hit by the stolen car and cab and ended up with the suspect and four other people injured. luckily they are all going to be okay. none of those injuries are life- threatening and the officer that fired those shots back on eddy street is now on paid administrative leave as the
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investigation continues. right now live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. the search continues this morning in san leandro for a man who police say assaulted an officer and then escaped. the suspect is identified as solomon espinoza out of union city last seen running along the bank of the san lorenzo creek in the area of lewelling boulevard. police initially attempted to make a routine traffic stop. he allegedly got out of his car and took off. an officer caught up with him and tried to make an arrest. he allegedly tried to grab that officer's gun. then the suspect's girlfriend came out of a motel room and distracted the officer. that's when espinoza got away. a santa clara man accused of making a death threat against state senator leland yee will be arraigned today in superior court and this morning, bomb experts continue to search basham's home. they say they found guns and explosive materials inside the house and yesterday they found
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some explosive devices. >> unlike the substance they found earlier in this investigation, which were incomplete, they were in the process of being completed and finished, these actual items were complete and they were ready to use. >> a police bomb unit from neighboring san jose carefully removed the devices and drove them to a separate location to be detonated. they were transported in a trailer specifically designed to withstand an explosion. the state senator who received the threat which prompted basham's arrest and the search of basham's home tuesday leland yee says basham sent an email expressing anger about a gun control bill he authored. >> when you start reading the email, it really outlines step by step as to how they were going to stalk you, how they were going to then put a gun on their sight and at you and then how they were going to pull the trigger and blow you away. >> it would ban gunmakers from
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selling weapons with magazines that can quickly be replaced by using a simple button. a state senate committee is expected to hold a hearing on it in just the next few weeks. coming up, filibuster or not? will secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel finally get a vote? >> plus, new details about a slain murder suspect christopher dorner. why an ex-girlfriend said she always feared for her life. >> and turning the tables. what happens when a knife- wielding robber targets the wrong convenience store? coming up.
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video out of massachusetts... a store clerk defending himself with a four foot long knife... after he's confronted b take a look at this surveillance video out of new bedford, massachusetts. a store clerk defending himself with a four-foot-long knife after being confronted by an armed robber. this isn't the first time brian patel who is another inches didn't punches the suspect in the face even as he is being stabbed. a message to all criminals out there. this is a store clerk. you do not want to mess with him. >> a four-foot knife. >> no kidding. a verizon store in the east bay is the latest victim of a smash-and-grab. >> that store has a guard on hand as the building has to be repaired. thieves are stealing cars and smashing them into stores to
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rob them. the latest incident in pleasant hill. >> someone to break in a store like that and do that with a car because they want free stuff, not fair to anybody else. >> there was a similar robbery last week in concord. a man drove a stolen truck into the window of a store at the clayton valley shopping center and ran away with several stolen phones. >> pretty brazen. >> happening a lot. >> okay. how about some traffic on a friday? hopefully "friday light," liz, huh? >> we can get through anything. one more workday to go. and so far, so good at least heading into san francisco towards the bay bridge. no major overnight roadwork out there and quiet across the upper deck. let's go to our maps show you some other incidents going on. westbound 580 is a great ride so far. we can definitely call this stretch through the altamont pass "friday light." usually we see some changing color on our sensors some speeds below 40 miles per hour but it's not the case towards the dublin interchange. this is one incident we are seeing in our chp reports right now. the connector ramp towards the
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antioch bridge is shut down. there's a stalled out big rig westbound 4 to northbound 160. they are working to clear it now but we just called chp and they are still closing that connector ramp. in the meantime, westbound 4 through antioch looks okay into concord. a lot of green traffic sensors meaning that everything is pretty much moving at the limit this morning. southbound 101 if you are heading towards candlestick looks good down along the peninsula. an early-morning morning flight at sfo, the san bruno ride is fine. 280 is fine all the way through san mateo county. now, in the south bay that ramp remains closed in cupertino northbound 280 to southbound highway 85. caltrans says that should be picked up by about 6:00 this morning. mass transit we have another map for that, bart so far running all 36 trains on time. we just checked in with them, as well. that is a check of traffic. for more on your weather
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forecast, your weekend forecast, here's lawrence. >> yeah. weather looking good. today warmer than yesterday. it is breezy in the hills and the temperatures very mild out toward the coastline early on with temperatures there running into the upper 50s in spots. and we have some chilly temperatures in the valleys and a couple of patches of fog, 30s and 40s there. by the afternoon skies clear all the way to the coastline. upper 60s even at the beaches. you will find the same inside the bay. and even some 70s in some of the interior valleys. high pressure in control the ridge sitting over head with the offshore winds. that down slope and sinking air helping to warm the temperatures up as it compresses, numbers up as we approach the coastline. plenty of sunshine today and some warmer than average temperatures continuing to the weekend. as we head toward next week big changes maybe rain too. 70s in the central valley for today. lots of sunshine there about 68 in the monterey bay gorgeous around the bay looking good too. 73 in san jose. 68 san mateo. 70 hayward. east bay temperatures in the
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60s and 70s. and inside the bay we go. lots of sunshine, 60s and 70s there. about 69 degrees in san francisco. 69 in petaluma. and 70 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days, we will see the temperatures begin to cool off just slightly for saturday. on sunday, a few more clouds roll in, the temperatures drop off tuesday rain and cold temperatures. so soak up the sunshine while you can next week chance of showers returning to the bay area. >> we're due. >> i guess so. >> it's been nice, though. weather has been beautiful. >> i love this spring-like weather. all right. thanks, lawrence. san bernardino county coroner has positively identified the remains of christopher dorner, the ex-los angeles police officer linked to four murders in southern california. the identification was made owe -- the identification was made official yesterday with the help of dental records. he was cornered in a cabin in big bear tuesday.
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an ex-girlfriend said the killing spree was inexcusable. >> i don't think it's justifiable killing someone because you're stressed out at work. chris bottled up his emotions and wasn't very good at expressing himself. >> the cause of death is not determined yet. irvine police told the "orange county register" that dorner did research on a woman and her fiance prior to killing them. a confirmation vote on defense secretary nomination chuck hagel is stalled as a result of a republican filibuster. the senate was two votes short of the 60 needed to move hagel's nomination forward. republicans say they are seeking a delay to look more closely at hagel, the republican ex-senator. others say they want more information from the white house about the attack the on the u.s. consulate in libya. one of the senate's longest running members won't seek re- election. new jersey democrat frank lautenberg announced yesterday he will retire at the end of his term in january 2015. the 89-year-old has served the
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garden state and the senate since 1982 except for a brief two-year retirement that ended in 2003. illinois is a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. the state senate approved it yesterday. the bill now heads to the statehouse where it could face a tough battle. governor quinn has vowed to sign it if it reaches his desk. coming up, the eyes of college basketball right here on the bay area last flight. >> plus, no chance to stop it. a stunning soccer goal that earned the play of the day.
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the morning commute is in good shape. we'll have "timesaver traffic" coming up in just a few minutes. st. mary's and gonzaga renewed their college basketball rivalry. an off balance three-pointer, one of the five threes in the first half. gonzaga up by 15 in the game after the half. the gaels with a comeback but gonzaga wins 77-60 in moraga last night.
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in berkeley, cal and ucla alan ravitch with a 13 high and 8 boards. cal all over the bruins last night. 76-63. we have more. down to the farm we have stanford and southern cal. stanford cuts southern california's lead to one. randall for the win with less than two seconds left. and as you saw it didn't go. the cardinal fall to the trojans 65-64. stanford hit only four of 12 foul shots if the game. and that was their undoing. play of the day international soccer. leone at tottenham. if you are keeping track, the shot was veering away from the goal. samuel will redirect it and how about that. off the crossbar, and right in the net. it was leone's only goal in a 2- 1 loss but it was spectacular. boom, very nice and in your play of the day. well, the sun is setting on a new art project that's been drawing a lot of crowds.
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♪ [ music ]♪ >> pianist mauro fortissimo has been playing the worn-out grand piano on a bluff in half moon bay since february 1 as it slowly falls victim to the elements. the concept to show that everything is in flux and we just have to go with it. the city says he has no permit and has to move so after one last performance on a yacht today fortissimo will take the piano to a field and burn it as the end of his art project. >> quite the achievement. very dramatic. >> kind of a final, final. he has been playing for weeks. 5:25. exhaust the and ready for a shower. passengers on the crippled carnival cruise ship hit the ground as they get back on dry land. their tales of terror on board that cruise ship coming up. >> reporter: hundreds of people are recovering after a meteor exploded over a small russian
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town on the same day as nasa saying an asteroid is going to fly by earth. are the two connected? we'll tell you coming up. >> and shots ring out in a wild chase through the streets of san francisco. the crash ending involving a town car and a taxicab.
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[ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship finally back on land. >> i am hungry and in need of a hot shower. that's all i want is a hot shower. >> brings a whole new meaning to the term poop deck. >> carnival will have a lot of
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work to do to do away with the damage it's done to its reputation. >> oscar pistorius broke down in tears as the charge of murder was laid against him. >> a terrible crash this downtown san francisco. >> what's in that box, what's in that drawer? >> a delicate search continues in the south bay. >> bomb techs are going through this house room by room sifting through junk that's piled four feet high looking for bombs. >> investigators believe that crash and rob as we're calling it lasted perhaps about a minute. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, it's friday, february 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. hundreds hurt after a meteor rains down on russia. got some amazing video of this 10-ton meteor blasting across the sky faster than the speed
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of sound and it's all caught on tape as you can see. it happened in russia in the chelyabinsk region 900 miles east of moscow in the ural mountains and kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the nasa ames center in mountain view. >> cate, the timing is interesting because it comes just as an asteroid is headed toward early this morning. >> yes. and we're learning that that's just mainly a coincidence. we found that out this morning. you mentioned frank the russian academy of science is saying that meteor that streaked over the mountains was about 10 tons. hundreds of people are recovering from that meteor shock wave. the fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area. and it caught most people off guard. >> an object the size of a house cannot be seen by telescopes and they catch you off guard. >> reporter: this comes on the same day an asteroid known as
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2012da-14 is headed towards evident. this heavily body will make the closest fly by of an object its size and we are learning that european scientists say the meteor and the asteroid are not related but researchers say this asteroid is also not expected to make an impact on earth. however, it will fly closer than some television satellites but you will barely be able to see the asteroid with your eye. now, here's a little space trivia to get an idea of the difference. a space rock is an asteroid when it's orbiting the sun. it becomes a meteor when it enters earth's atmosphere and if it hits the ground it becomes a meteorite. live at nasa ames research center, cate caugiran, kpix 5. bill nye the science guy compared the event to a similar one that happened in siberia in 1908 when a meteor caused a destructive air burst. >> this is where the meteor,
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the asteroid, the cometary material is coming into the earth's atmosphere so fast that the earth's atmosphere act like concrete. it disintegrates in midair, an air burst, the pressure wave, the shock wave from that knocked out windows and i guess hurt people. >> to get more on the science angle there's a viewing part tonight at the chabot space and science center in oakland and they will have telescopes to see this asteroid and scientists and astronomers will be on hand to talk about it. the viewing party starts at 7 p.m. what a way to spend a friday night. >> the meteor expected to come through that blew up over russia was running at about 33 miles per hour. that's the estimate. >> what's so strange is we never see them on tape on video. so someone got a camera out. >> everybody has cameras now, cell phones. a lot of that stuff we get to see. that's the ones that we don't see those are the scary ones, right? those are approaching the country. around the bay area today, we are looking at a lot of sunshine coming our way as temperatures heat up nicely again 30s in the valleys now
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patchy fog in the north bay, but 50s elsewhere with the offshore winds already blowing. so you get the idea, it is going to be a gorgeous day ahead as this ridge builds overhead. that offshore winds are going to kick in. and this is going to be some kind of day weather-wise. temperatures in the low to mid- 60s in the afternoon could see some 70s about 73 degrees in san jose. 69 in san francisco. and 70 degrees in santa rosa. will it hold for the weekend? we will talk about that coming up in a moment. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> excited! mother nature timed that just right. thanks, lawrence. outside now here's a live look towards berkeley coming into emeryville. so far it's a quiet friday morning commute. here's a live look near the ashby exit. 18 minutes is that drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. so this right now is in the process of being cleared. that stalled out big rig is a carrierier dropped one of the cars and blocking that connector ramp since we have been on the air since 4:30 from westbound 4 to northbound 160.
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we're also seeing a little bit of slowing minor slowing in the main lines of highway 4 through antioch. silicon valley commute no delay on westbound 237. southbound 880 is moving fine. mass transit all reporting no delay. bart should have about 40 trains all running on time. and a quick look outside. san mateo bridge traffic at the limit if you are heading out in the commute direction towards the high-rise. that would be the right side of your screen. a quick now of 880 in oakland, 15 minutes between 238 and the maze. no major problems there, either. back to you. >> thank you. gunfire and smashed metal a wild police chase through the streets of san francisco ends with a stolen town car slamming into three other cars. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is here in the city where five people are in the hospital this morning and she has the latest on that. >> reporter: big car accident, car driving up on the sidewalk and shots fired. it was wild. it all started around 9:15. here's a look at the scene once
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it all ended. it started at market and 8th when police spotted a black town car that they believed was stolen so they followed it to the 300 block of eddy street, set down some spike strips trying to stop the stolen car but the car drove on the sidewalk and that's when a police officer started firing his gun at it. here's police chief greg suhr. >> when the vehicle went up on the curb, one of the officers fearing for his safety fired two shots at the vehicle. we don't know that either of the shots hit the driver at all. the driver does have a scratch on his forehead. but it's hard to tell whether or not that's from the crash or whatever. but in any case, there is no serious injury. >> reporter: so after the shooting, the car continued on and then it hit a taxicab here at fifth and mission.
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then those two vehicles hit two others. the suspect and four other people were hurt. that's a total of five people who were hurt. and the officer that did that the shiuing is now on paid administrative leave -- and the officer that did that shooting is now on paid administrative leave. the intersection is open. anne makovec, kpix 5. antioch police are investigating an accident at hidden glen drive. a female child was hit. the driver is cooperating. police don't think alcohol or speed played a roll in the accident. a manhunt in san leandro for a man who police say assaulted an officer during an arrest attempt last night. police are looking for this man, solomon espinoza of union city. he was last seen running along the banks of the san lorenzo creek in the area of lewelling boulevard. it all started when officers tried to make a routine traffic stop. espinoza allegedly got out of his car and ran off. an officer caught up to him and
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during the struggle police say espinoza tried to grab for the police officer's gun. his girlfriend then distracted the police officer. the man was able to get away. new this morning olympic sprinter oscar pistorius says he did not murder his girlfriend. the double amputee known as the blade runner broke down in tears during a court hearing in south africa. 30-year-old reeva steenkamp was found shot to death inside pistorius' home yesterday. in a statement, pistorius disputes he murdered her and, quote, in the strongest terms. however, prosecutors are expected to file additional charges including premeditated murder. santa clara man accused of threatening a state senator will be in court today while the delicate search of his home for explosives continues. the bomb squad has been sifting through everett basham's home on humboldt avenue for four days. they have detonated some items and yesterday officers found a completed bomb that was ready to explode. >> substance they found earlier
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in this investigation which were incomplete, they were in the process of being completed and finished. these actual items were complete and they were ready to use. >> a police bomb unit from neighboring san jose carefully removed the devices and drove it to a separate location to be detonated. they were transported in a trailer specifically designed to withstand an explosion. marin county gun buy-back vouchers can be exchanged for cash today. the county ran out of money in 90 minutes during last month's buy-back programs. but they kept collecting guns. more than 800 were turned in. fundraising helped raise some $70,000 needed to finish the payouts and the vouchers can all be redeemed today. it starts at 11:00 this morning at the showcase theater at the marin county civic center. home sweet home. that's what passengers who were stranded at sea for days with overflowing toilets and food shortages are now saying. just hours ago, they hit the ground after they made it to dry land in mobile, alabama. carnival's ceo boarded the
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cruise ship triumph yesterday. he apologized to passengers for all the discomfort and the frustration. an engine room fire crippled the cruise ship on sunday and for the next five days passengers and the crew lived in some pretty filthy conditions as the lack of running water forced many to use the restroom in red plastic bags. some passengers hung sos signs from their cabin balconies and then here up on the deck. others spelled out their message with their own bodies. help! >> we tried to stay goofy and have fun while we were aboard a porta-potty basically. >> it was probably the biggest issue and the smell. >> brings a whole new meaning to the term poop deck. >> wow. as for those who decided to take the buses out of mobile, we are learning this morning that one of them ended up stranded on the side of the road and one of the passengers called "cbs this morning" and said they had to wait for another bus to come and rescue
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them. they just can't catch a break. >> i think i would have spent the night in alabama. >> yeah. >> caught a plane from there. >> yeah. just get in a hotel and take a hot shower. >> they are keeping their sense of humor, though. could that tiffany sparkler be a phony? the major retailer accused of selling copycat bling. >> and forget about the flowers and the candy. how about whacking your valentine with a pillow? what it cost to clean up this bay area tradition coming up.
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♪[ music ]♪ dancing inmates part of a one-of-a-kind event around the world. yesterday, dancing without borders brought some creative therapy to some inmates who have been arrested for violence against women. and as part of the global attention to the estimated one billion women and girls victimized by violence. the feathers and foam rubber were flying in a valentine's tradition here in the city. hundreds showed up in san francisco's justin herman plaza yesterday for a monster pillow
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fight as the 8th year for the flash mob-like event. public works says last year the clean-up cost about $5,000. >> looks like fun. get your aggression out. >> jessica one of our p.a.'s here came out and said let's go do it. one her friends said no, they hit like guys! hard! >> futures are down this morning as a group of 20 gathers in moscow. >> ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us this friday morning. good morning, ashley. >> good morning, frank and michelle. happy friday to everyone. well, investors in asia remained cautious ahead of this weekend's g20 meeting. tokyo's nikkei lost more than 1% while hong kong's hang seng gained a fraction. wall street stocks ended mixed on renewed concerns about europe's slowing economy. the dow lost nine on thursday while the nasdaq closed up one. billionaire warren buffett is teaming up with 3-g capital a brazilian backed private equity company to buy heinz for more than $23 billion.
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catch-up is the most famous -- ketchup is the most famous of the heinz 57 varieties. the deal is expected to expand the 144-year-old company into a global powerhouse. heinz shares were up 20% on the news. the ketchup company also makes classico spaghetti sauce, potatoes and smart ones frozen meals. i had to will pay $29 million to 30 states and american samoa to settle a safety lawsuit filed by attorneys general. the lawsuit was related to allegations that toyota concealed defects in its vehicles that led to unintended acceleration. toyota has also agreed to provide information to its customers in a more timely fashion. getting back to warren buffett and heinz, he must really like his ketchup. $23billion. put it on everything. >> really. >> another piece of pie. put it on there. i guess the house lost big at the trump plaza casino at the resort in atlantic city. he gave this casino away,
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basically, right? >> pretty much. the house took a pretty big loss on this one. a california company bought the struggling gambling hall for $20 million on thursday. the trump plaza actually cost $210 million when it was built almost two decades ago. the new owners say they will make a sizable investment in that property. that was like getting it on final clearance sale. what a deal! wow. >> as is. i know. all right. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. have a great weekend. it is 5:47. that is the word of the day. weekend! >> weekend. >> yeah. weekend! and what a weekend it's going to be. i think the weather is going to hold, too. what a day yesterday on valentine's day. today maybe warmer. mostly clear skies. we have a hint of patchy fog in the north bay right now. the temperatures all over the map. still chilly. we have even seen some 30s in some of the interior valleys but some upper 50s at the coastline. those offshore winds are blowing. and by the afternoon, they clear out your skies and we're
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talking 70s again in the warmest spots inland, upper 60s inside the bay and upper 60s at the coast. what a day it's going to be. this is probably the peak of the heat. then i think that ridge begins to slide a little further to the east over the weekend. so the temperatures may cool slightly on saturday. still going to be very nice and then i think we'll see more significant cooling as we head in toward sunday but today plenty of sunshine and these temperatures running above average all around the bay area. sfo of course on a day like today we are not expecting any delays. nice clear skies there. temperatures heading to the upper 60s by the afternoon. houston you have some partly cloudy skies an 63 degrees. denver checking in with showers at 41. and 52 degrees some showers into new york. we are looking at a gorgeous afternoon. plenty of sunshine inside the bay today. 73 degrees the expected high in san jose. 69 in palo alto. east bay temperatures running into the upper 60s and the low 70s. and a great day to grab that sack lunch and head out for sunshine.
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70 in santa rosa, 69 alameda, 69 in san francisco. next couple of days including that beautiful weekend looking good lots of sunshine coming our way. i think saturday probably the nicest of the two then we'll start to cool down with a few more clouds on sunday. next week much cooler weather is on the way. in fact, looks like we could see showers toward tuesday. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. >> you can definitely tell it's friday on the roads a lot of areas seeing light traffic including coming through the altamont pass. not too bad right now coming from 205 towards the dublin interchange. the drive time still in the green at 5:49 this morning up to 22 minutes between altamont pass and 680. elsewhere, some areas of over knit roadwork have not quite been picked up yet but -- overnight roadwork have not quite yet been picked up but they should be. caltrans says 6:00 is the time when all the lanes will be reopened and meantime across the deck, as you can see, it is looking good heading towards the pay gates and doyle drive into san francisco. more overnight roadwork the westbound lanes of the
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dumbarton bridge picked up around 5:00. eastbound out of menlo park, approaching the dumbarton bridge, again that roadwork should still be in lanes. but they are working to clear it now. in the meantime, no major delays maybe a little bit of slowing approaching the pay gates on westbound 84 towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, more ramp closures and this is in antioch. they have still not cleared this because of that stalled out big rig a car carrier westbound 4 to northbound 160 the ramp remains block. we continue to check in with chp but again they are taking while to clear that one. in the meantime, westbound 4 now a little bit slow as you approach a street towards lone tree. and mass transit still on time. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. bikes on bart is coming back for a week starting in march. march 18th, cyclists will be allowed to take their bikes on the trains anytime. the experiment was tried during commute hours but only on fridays. next month's test could be the last step in making that policy permanent. every woman knows what a
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little blue box and a little white ribbon means. >> oh, yeah. i know what that means. jewelry from tiffany's, of course. but what about buying the ring from costco? it may be counterfeit. the jeweler is suing costco saying they may be selling copycat rings. let's give a toast to brad pitt and angelina jolie set to release their own wine this march. according to people magazine, the first wine of 2012 vintage pink rose will be reviewed in an upcoming edition of wine spectator. they teamed up with french wine grower mark perrin and are expected to release a line of organic white and red wines this year. >> brad pitt chardonnay? >> what the heck. 5:51. an 11-year-old girl blocked from the football field. >> how she is taking a stand to play among the boys. feed me!
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every. looking at great weather. it's a holiday weekend. temperatures cooling down on president's day. more clouds on the way, too. >> and we are starting off this long holiday weekend with pretty nice traffic conditions along 880 in oakland. now, if you are traveling into fremont, new crash reported near auto mall parkway. we'll have more details on that coming up. in this morning's healthwatch, alcohol is being blamed for causing approximately 20,000 cancer deaths in the u.s. each year. researchers at boston university say breast cancer was the most common type of cancer death in women related to alcohol. cancers of the mouth, throat and esophagus were the most common types in men and even an average. just 1 1/2 drinks a day -- even an average of just 1 1/2 drinks
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a day accounted for 30% of all deaths. there are signs that public bans on smoking cut down on the number of babies born prematurely. researchers in belgium look at a series of smoking bans there. first in most public places then in restaurants and finally in bars. they found that after each phase of the ban, the pre-term birth rate went down. a pre-term delivery is when a baby is born before 37 weeks. an 11-year-old girl is getting national attention after getting banned from playing in a football league because she's a girl. she has been playing at a philadelphia catholic youth league for five years now and the archdiocese recently stepped in and started enforcing the boys-only rule. >> really mad that we don't get the same opportunities as boys just because we're girls. >> in recent weeks, the story has been featured on national television shows prompting an outpouring of public support for that girl. some surprising news for
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one of our cool schools. >> a family may donate $20 million to palo alto high school and its athletic program. the school board said the money would go to renovate indoor athletics facilities and the family is anonymous. now they are looking at plans to upgrade their sports program. >> that was the glass blowing they had there and a great sports program. >> they do. it is 5:56 now. in the next half hour, coming up, passengers from that nightmare cruise are back on land not smooth sailing though. what went wrong while they were trying to get back home on land. >> and caught on tape. a meteor slammed into russia. the frightening explosion that injured hundreds. >> a wild police car chase. shots were fired and it's happening in downtown city streets. live at the scene next.
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town. how it ns about an astero >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald explosions shatter windows as a meteor slams into a russian town. how it's raising concerns about an asteroid headed toward earth. >> and a wild chase ends with a major crash in a busy san francisco intersection. why police were forced to open fire. >> beautiful sunshine around the bay area. will it continue throughout the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we have a new accident now in fremont northbound 880 approaching auto mall parkway. we'll talk about lanes blocked coming up. >> and good morning, it is friday, it's here, february 15th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. shocked and a little awe in russia this morning where a 10- ton meteor streaked across the sky. chunks of meteor crashed to earth causing some panic and injuring more than 500 people. pilot yor rights landed near a
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-- meteorites landed near a mountain rage near a famous nuclear weapons site. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the nasa ames center in mountain view with more on a meteor and asteroid flying towards earth. >> reporter: good morning. they both -- both incidents happen on the same day an asteroid, 150 feet, is headed towards earth. it's known as 2012da14. researchers hope that this asteroid can help them learn to avoid collisions with larger ones that could destroy earth. but don't worry, nasa says this asteroid will move past us and not impact earth. now, this morning, though, 500 people are hurt from a meteor that exploded over russia. most of them were cut by glass broken by shockwaves and this caught many people by surprise. >> an object the size of a house or car cannot be seen by telescopes and they catch you off guard. >> reporter: this meteor is le

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